The Pulwama terrorist attack on February 14 in Kashmir has rocked the normal life in the northern state after curfew got imposed in Jammu city following a clash broke out between an angry mob and group of protesters on Friday.
A group of stone pelters aimed an attack on the group of protesters shouting slogans in the densely populated area in Jammu.
As per eye witnesses, “The mob torched around 30 vehicles and damaged other vehicles. Consequently, there was stone pelting in the area. While protesters shouted slogans of ‘Pakistan Murdabad’ and ‘Hindustan Jindabad’, stone pelters in the locality shouted slogans ‘Naar-e-Taqbir Allah-Hu Akbar’.”
The police had to lathi charge to break the clash between the two groups. Tear gas was used to disperse the commotion.
The police said, “Three youths were injured in the stone pelting and then the protesters went berserk and damaged 15 to 20 vehicles. Finally, police fired smoke shells to control the situation.”
An order by the district magistrate has been released which states, “In view of the prevailing law and order situation in Jammu district. There is every likelihood of breach of peace, which may lead to acts of arson, targeting vehicles and causing loss of life and property.”
Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena and the Dogra Front members in large numbers were seen raising slogans against Pakistan.
A bandh was called in Jammu on Friday in view of the recent Pulwama terrorist attack.